11:25 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Jan. 27 work-
Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation
– Conducting ventilation system inspections

– Completing passive vent well PVW 2 (east bank of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70)
– Installing fences around passive vent wells 2 (east bank of Bayou Corne, south of La. 70) and 3 (Sportsman’s Landing)
– Connecting ORW 55 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing) to flare line
– Preparing ORWs for anticipated freezing weather conditions
– Surveying settlement rods on ORW 38 (north of Sauce Piquante)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole
– Continuing to haul and place sand for construction of new southern berm route
– Mobilizing rig to drill ORW-57 (southeast of containment berm, east of Bayou Corne)
– Plug-and-abandon of ORW 5 (western containment berm)
– Performing maintenance on tilt meter located on Oxy 3 pad
– Surveying north containment berm and original south containment berm